Getting Started in Hedge Funds: From Launching a Hedge Fund to New Regulation, the Use of Leverage, and Top Manager Profiles

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Wiley, Apr 18, 2011 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
The book on hedge fund basics, completely updated to reflect today’s post-crisis industry

The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors.
• Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managers
• Addresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals
Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated "how-to" guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of "new normal."

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DANIEL A. STRACHMAN is the director of, an online community for understanding hedge funds and investment strategies. A hedge fund industry veteran, he has contributed articles on investment management and strategies to publications such as the New York Post and the Financial Times, and blogs regularly at He is the author of both the first and second editions of Getting Started in Hedge Funds, as well as The Long and Short of Hedge Funds and The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management, all published by Wiley. For more information, visit

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